The table below looks at the statistics for the Linux Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux Support Engineer
Rank 817 755 818
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +63
Permanent jobs requiring a Linux Support Engineer 118 182 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.18% 0.12%
Number of salaries quoted 109 154 108
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £22,650 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £51,050 £56,600
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £40,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-16.25% +17.64%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
97363 102681 101319
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 96.13% 96.46% 96.26%
Number of salaries quoted 81714 85063 81425
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Linux Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Linux Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Trend in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 within the UK.

Linux Support Engineer Salary Histogram in the UK

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 117 £40,000 - 25
London +13 46 £57,500 +43.75% 6
South East -40 42 £35,000 -17.64% 13
Berkshire -49 16 £32,500 -22.61% 6
East of England +11 14 £32,000 -20.00% 1
Hampshire +17 9 £33,500 +10.74% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 9 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Surrey -8 9 £55,000 +10.00% 1
Egham - 9 £55,000 -
Cambridge - 9 £32,500 - 1
Portsmouth - 8 £33,500 - 1
City of London +54 7 £60,000 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire +7 6 £30,000 -16.66%
Buckinghamshire -2 6 £41,500 +29.68%
Slough -4 6 £21,500 -48.80% 3
North West +26 5 £30,000 +27.65% 3
Manchester +22 5 £30,000 +26.31% 3
Reading -12 5 £40,000 -5.88% 1
South West -28 5 £20,500 -19.60% 2
Hertfordshire - 5 £31,500 -
Leeds +2 4 £30,000 -16.66%
West Yorkshire -6 4 £30,000 -16.66%
High Wycombe - 4 - -
Lancashire +18 3 £30,000 -3.22%
Preston +9 3 £30,000 -3.22%
Somerset -4 3 £20,500 -4.65% 1
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £28,500 -
Bridgwater - 3 £20,500 - 1
Salford - 3 £30,000 -
Merseyside - 3 £30,000 -

Linux Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title.

1 277 (100.00%) Linux
2 127 (45.85%) Windows
3 107 (38.63%) Unix
4 90 (32.49%) Red Hat
5 73 (26.35%) Perl
6 70 (25.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 62 (22.38%) Bash Shell
8 57 (20.58%) CentOS
9 55 (19.86%) VMware
10 54 (19.49%) Python
10 54 (19.49%) Windows Server
11 53 (19.13%) TCP/IP
12 52 (18.77%) Ubuntu
13 51 (18.41%) ITIL
14 46 (16.61%) Cisco
15 45 (16.25%) MySQL
16 42 (15.16%) Debian
17 40 (14.44%) Degree
18 39 (14.08%) Active Directory
18 39 (14.08%) SQL
19 38 (13.72%) DNS
20 36 (13.00%) Java
20 36 (13.00%) Firewall
21 35 (12.64%) Oracle
22 34 (12.27%) Data Centre
23 32 (11.55%) Finance
24 30 (10.83%) VPN
25 29 (10.47%) Apache
25 29 (10.47%) Load Balancing
26 28 (10.11%) Tomcat

Linux Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK that cited Linux Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Linux Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 29 (10.47%) Apache
2 28 (10.11%) Tomcat
3 16 (5.78%) JBoss
4 11 (3.97%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.97%) nginx
5 9 (3.25%) IIS
6 6 (2.17%) Drupal
6 6 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.44%) CMS
8 3 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.72%) Alfresco
9 2 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.72%) CloudStack
9 2 (0.72%) Confluence
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (5.05%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.08%) SaaS
4 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (19.13%) TCP/IP
2 38 (13.72%) DNS
3 36 (13.00%) Firewall
4 30 (10.83%) VPN
5 24 (8.66%) LAN
6 21 (7.58%) HTTP
7 20 (7.22%) WAN
8 19 (6.86%) Internet
9 15 (5.42%) NAS
10 14 (5.05%) FTP
10 14 (5.05%) SAN
11 11 (3.97%) DHCP
12 10 (3.61%) Cisco IOS
12 10 (3.61%) IPv4
12 10 (3.61%) IPv6
12 10 (3.61%) Reverse Proxy
13 8 (2.89%) LDAP
14 7 (2.53%) MPLS
14 7 (2.53%) SSL
15 6 (2.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.25%) MySQL
2 16 (5.78%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.33%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.61%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 9 (3.25%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.17%) Big Data
7 6 (2.17%) KDB
8 3 (1.08%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.72%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.72%) SQLPlus
10 1 (0.36%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (3.25%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.17%) GDB
3 5 (1.81%) JConsole
3 5 (1.81%) Maven
4 4 (1.44%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.08%) Gradle
6 2 (0.72%) JIRA
6 2 (0.72%) Subversion
6 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.36%) Hudson
General
1 32 (11.55%) Finance
2 13 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.97%) Back Office
4 10 (3.61%) Games
5 8 (2.89%) Front Office
5 8 (2.89%) Law
6 7 (2.53%) Electronics
6 7 (2.53%) Marketing
6 7 (2.53%) Retail
7 6 (2.17%) French Language
7 6 (2.17%) German Language
8 5 (1.81%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.44%) Banking
10 3 (1.08%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.94%) CSS
2 21 (7.58%) HTML
3 19 (6.86%) Ruby on Rails
4 14 (5.05%) LAMP
5 8 (2.89%) ELK Stack
6 6 (2.17%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (1.81%) Web Services
8 4 (1.44%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (1.08%) .NET
9 3 (1.08%) IBM Integration Bus
9 3 (1.08%) J2EE
9 3 (1.08%) Middleware
10 2 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.72%) XML
11 1 (0.36%) FFmpeg
11 1 (0.36%) FIX Protocol
11 1 (0.36%) FreeSWITCH
11 1 (0.36%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.27%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.14%) Computer Science
3 13 (4.69%) Hedge funds
4 11 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.25%) Mathematics
6 8 (2.89%) Replication
7 4 (1.44%) Fintech
7 4 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.08%) Clustering
8 3 (1.08%) EPoS
8 3 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.08%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.72%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.36%) iPad
10 1 (0.36%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.36%) Physics
10 1 (0.36%) PKI
10 1 (0.36%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 277 (100.00%) Linux
2 127 (45.85%) Windows
3 107 (38.63%) Unix
4 70 (25.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (20.58%) CentOS
6 54 (19.49%) Windows Server
7 52 (18.77%) Ubuntu
8 42 (15.16%) Debian
9 23 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (7.94%) Solaris
10 22 (7.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (3.61%) CatOS
13 8 (2.89%) Windows 7
14 5 (1.81%) SUSE
15 3 (1.08%) AIX
15 3 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.72%) Android
16 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (18.41%) ITIL
2 29 (10.47%) Load Balancing
3 27 (9.75%) Incident Management
4 18 (6.50%) Problem Management
5 16 (5.78%) DevOps
6 14 (5.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (3.97%) Validation
8 10 (3.61%) ITSM
8 10 (3.61%) Service Management
9 9 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (3.25%) Change Control
10 8 (2.89%) Open Source
11 7 (2.53%) Configuration Management
11 7 (2.53%) Project Management
12 6 (2.17%) CRM
12 6 (2.17%) E-Commerce
12 6 (2.17%) ITIL V3
13 5 (1.81%) High Availability
13 5 (1.81%) Memory Management
13 5 (1.81%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (26.35%) Perl
2 62 (22.38%) Bash Shell
3 54 (19.49%) Python
4 39 (14.08%) SQL
5 36 (13.00%) Java
6 27 (9.75%) Ruby
7 26 (9.39%) Shell Script
8 23 (8.30%) JavaScript
9 19 (6.86%) Korn
10 12 (4.33%) C
11 10 (3.61%) C++
12 8 (2.89%) AWK
12 8 (2.89%) sed
13 5 (1.81%) PHP
13 5 (1.81%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.44%) T-SQL
15 3 (1.08%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.72%) Bourne shell
16 2 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 40 (14.44%) Degree
2 11 (3.97%) RHCE
3 9 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (2.89%) CCNA
5 5 (1.81%) Security Cleared
6 4 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.44%) LPIC
6 4 (1.44%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.08%) CCENT
7 3 (1.08%) CCNP
7 3 (1.08%) CEH
7 3 (1.08%) CISSP
8 2 (0.72%) CCIE
8 2 (0.72%) MCP
8 2 (0.72%) RHCT
9 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.36%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.69%) QA
2 12 (4.33%) SLA
3 4 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.36%) RMADS
5 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (14.08%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.78%) Xen
4 14 (5.05%) KVM
5 11 (3.97%) Docker
5 11 (3.97%) NFS
6 9 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.53%) iptables
8 5 (1.81%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.81%) Samba
9 4 (1.44%) Postfix
10 3 (1.08%) XenApp
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.72%) XenServer
12 1 (0.36%) Firmware
12 1 (0.36%) Kamailio
12 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.36%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (7.94%) Puppet
2 19 (6.86%) Nagios
3 14 (5.05%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (4.69%) Ansible
5 7 (2.53%) NetBackup
6 6 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.81%) HAProxy
8 3 (1.08%) Kibana
8 3 (1.08%) logstash
8 3 (1.08%) Opsview
9 2 (0.72%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.72%) Control-M
9 2 (0.72%) cPanel
9 2 (0.72%) OpenAM
9 2 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.72%) Plesk
10 1 (0.36%) Cacti
10 1 (0.36%) Check_MK
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (0.36%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 90 (32.49%) Red Hat
2 55 (19.86%) VMware
3 46 (16.61%) Cisco
4 35 (12.64%) Oracle
5 26 (9.39%) Microsoft
6 17 (6.14%) Juniper
7 11 (3.97%) IBM
8 9 (3.25%) Sun
9 8 (2.89%) Citrix
9 8 (2.89%) Nimsoft
10 6 (2.17%) CommVault
10 6 (2.17%) HP
10 6 (2.17%) NetApp
11 5 (1.81%) Splunk
12 3 (1.08%) Google
13 2 (0.72%) ProCurve
14 1 (0.36%) Kaspersky
14 1 (0.36%) New Relic
14 1 (0.36%) Riverbed
14 1 (0.36%) SolarWinds
Slough, Berkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Parham Consulting
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum plus 10% bonus, shares and good benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow Area
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ISL
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Highlands & Islands
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Witney, Oxfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £38k - 40k per year + 4k Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Netsource Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £25000 per annum + excellent training
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus, on-call allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £75000 - £85000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
East Sussex
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £0 to £0 per annum Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Emponics Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £25000 per annum + negotiable +benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £650000 - £651000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Talent Point
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Flexi Time, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + flexi time
Posted: 12 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough
Venturi
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago